Due to extreme Winter weather, all Pulaski County Offices will be closed Friday, January 22, 2016. Offices will return to normal schedules on Monday, January 25, 2016.
Little Rock (12/31/15) – Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde announced that the County has hired a new communications director, Cozetta Jones.
Jones will be in charge of promoting Pulaski County initiatives and services and will serve as the public spokesperson.
“Ms. Jones will help spotlight all the wonderful work that is being done throughout the county and develop strategies to improve and strengthen the image of Pulaski County Government’s role in the community,” Judge Hyde said.
Prior to Pulaski County, Jones was the Communications Director and a registered lobbyist for the Arkansas State Employees Association (ASEA). In that position, she was responsible for communications and brand management for ASEA and the State Employees Benefit Corporation (SEBCO).
During the 90th General Assembly, she worked with the Bureau of Legislative Research to draft ASEA’s first legislative bill to focus on state employee retention. House Bill 1954 now Act 1068 created the Arkansas Workforce Retention Task Force for which she served as chair from June 2015 to December 2015.
Prior to ASEA, she worked for the State of Arkansas at the Arkansas Minority Health Commission as the Communications Director and the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences as a writer/editor.
She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a master’s degree in communications management from Webster University.
“Pulaski County has been my home for more than 30 years. I’m proud to serve in this role for the community in which my family and I live,” Jones said about the new position.
Cozetta’s contact information is as follows:
201 South Broadway
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Little Rock, AR — Pulaski County Road and Bridge have closely monitored water levels in the Two Rivers Park and County Farm Road. Corp of Engineers predict the water will rise approximately five to six feet overnight.
“All structures along the Arkansas River within the Two Rivers area are compliant with Pulaski County flood plain standards, flooding will not impact living areas,” John Burton, Director of Pulaski County Road and Bridge said. “The living level is approximately 6 ft. higher than the anticipated flood level. Lower levels such as garage and storage areas should expect flooding.”
Burton says those who have equipment at the Community Gardens Center are urged to remove equipment today.
“Our supervisors and foreman are on-call to assess flood waters and place notification barriers where necessary,” Burton said.
Pulaski County Road and Bridge has also closed the North Side of the Big Dam Bridge.
Director of Pulaski County Office of Emergency Management, Andy Tranffanstedt said, “For everyone’s safety—please stay off the Arkansas River.”
Contact: Cozetta Jones, Pulaski County Communications Director
DECEMBER 10, 2015
PULASKI COUNTY RESIDENTS WARNED ABOUT JURY DUTY SCAM
Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde warns county residents about phone scam.
Little Rock, AR, December 10, 2015– Several residents have reported getting calls saying they are from the Sheriff’s office and there is a warrant out for their arrest.
Several Pulaski County residents have contacted the County stating that they have been contacted by someone with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office stating that they had missed jury duty and a warrant had been issued for their arrest. The victims were all told that the only way to avoid arrest was to immediately pay a fine. Then they are instructed that they can pay the warrant fee over the phone with a credit or debit card and the warrant will be recalled.
In addition, some victims reported that the caller indicated they could purchase a “money card” and call the number provided by the “deputy” to give him the number on the card for the payment of the warrant fee. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office does not collect fines, nor would they contact individuals and ask them to pay something over the phone. In addition, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office does not take credit or debit cards for any of the services that are offered.
Anyone who has been contacted under similar circumstances is advised to contact the Pulaski Sheriff’s office via phone (501) 340-6940 or online at http://pcso.org/.
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If you would like more information about media advisory, please contact Jarrod Johnson at 501-340-3482 or email at email@example.com.
In Observance of the Veterans’ Day Holiday, all county offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
We want to thank all those who have served our country.
All future Quorum Court meetings will be live streamed and archived online.
Little Rock, AR, October 14, 2015– Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde is pleased to announce that all future meetings of the Quorum Court, and Quorum Court Subcommittees, will be live streamed and archived online.
Beginning Thursday, October 15th, all Quorum Court, and Quorum Court Subcommittee, meetings will be live streamed and then archived. Since taking office in January County Judge Barry Hyde has worked diligently to increase access to county services, including live streaming meetings of the Quorum Court.
“This is all about making government more accessible and convenient to the people of Pulaski County. Online streaming does exactly that,” said County Judge Barry Hyde about the service.
The service was successfully tested during the Budget Subcommittee meeting that was held Tuesday, October 13th. That meeting has now been archived and may be viewed on the Pulaski County website.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jarrod Johnson at 501-340-3482 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Little Rock, Ark, October 2, 2015 – The Budget Committee of the Pulaski County Quorum Court sets dates for 2016 Budget Hearings.
The Budget Committee of the Pulaski County Quorum Court met Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 5:30 PM to set the dates for the upcoming 2016 Budget Hearings.
The dates of the hearings are:
• Tuesday, October 6
• Thursday, October 8
• Thursday, October 15
• Tuesday, October 20
• Thursday, October 22
• Thursday, October 29
• Tuesday, November 3 (If necessary)
The complete agenda for these meetings can be found here.